"I have never seen in Erdoğan a person who harbours ill feelings towards Greece and the Greek people"

Balkans
Tue, 29 Aug 2023 10:16 GMT
In an interview with Greek media, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama emphasised that Turkish President Erdoğan is not anti-Greek.
"I have never seen in Erdoğan a person who harbours ill feelings towards Greece and the Greek people"

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama stated that they have a strategic partnership agreement with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and said, "Indeed, I have never seen in him (President Erdoğan) a person who has bad feelings towards Greece and the Greek people."

Giving an interview to the Greek media, Rama touched upon various issues, especially Albania's relations with Türkiye and Greece.

"We have a strategic partnership agreement with President Erdogan, but I don't think we should choose between President Erdogan or (Greek Prime Minister) Kiryakos Mitsotakis, between Greece and Türkiye. We like both of them. The fact that you do not like each other very much should not be a problem for us to like both of you."

Referring to the issue of maritime jurisdiction areas between Albania and Greece, Rama said, "President Erdoğan never, never asked what was going on about this issue. Never. Never. He (President Erdoğan) does not need Albania to continue his struggles."

Emphasising that President Erdoğan is not anti-Greek, Rama said: "I believe you know this very well: President Erdogan is a person who had the courage to put a deal on the table on Cyprus even when he was still prime minister. You remember, it was a very dangerous thing for his career in Ankara and he did it."

Rama noted the following:

"During the severe crisis that Greece was facing, I didn't see him (President Erdoğan) taking advantage of the situation and making it worse, because if he wanted to destroy Greece or if he was intent on destroying Greece, he could have taken advantage of the situation, using the refugees to turn the crisis into something even more painful, but he didn't do that. Indeed, I have never seen in him (President Erdoğan) a person who harbours bad feelings towards Greece and the Greek people."

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